North Carolina Highway 208

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NC 208 marker

NC 208
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 9.1 mi[1] (14.6 km)
Existed: 1921 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 25 / US 70 in Hurricane
North end: SR 70 at the TN line near Allenstand
Location
Counties: Madison
Highway system
NC 207 NC 209

North Carolina Highway 208 is a primary state highway in the state of North Carolina. The highway runs north–south going the most direct route between Asheville and Greeneville, Tennessee.

Route description[edit]

NC 208 is a 9.1-mile (14.6 km) two-lane mountain highway that begins in the community of Hurricane; where it goes north hugging the banks of Big Laural Creek and (after the curved bridge) Shelton Laural Creek. Once at Belva, the highway goes northwest towards Greeneville, Tennessee, passing through the community of Allenstand, before reaching the state line at Allen Gap (2,234 ft (681 m), highest point on route).

History[edit]

Established in 1921 as an original state highway and has not changed since.[2]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Madison County.

Location Mile[1] Destinations Notes
Hurricane 0 US 25 / US 70 – Hot Springs, Marshall, Asheville NC 208 begins
Belva 3.5 NC 212 east
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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